St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Training Program at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston for the
Our fellowship training program will be participating in the Electronic
Residency Application Service (ERAS) as well as the MATCH this year.
Applicants can begin submitting their applications through ERAS
beginning on November 15, 2010.
In addition to the training equivalent in the U.S., foreign applicants
must have a valid ECFMG certificate in order to obtain the appropriate
visa. We accept H1-B and J1 visas however you must have three full
years left on your visa prior to starting your fellowship.
Elizabeth’s sponsors the following visas:
national physician must pass Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical
Knowledge (CK) of the United States Medical Licensing
Examination (USMLE), or an examination determined to be
equivalent to the NBME by the Secretary of the US Department of
Health and Human Services. In addition, the foreign
national physician must hold a valid Standard ECFMG certificate;
have a contract with an ACGME-accredited program at St.
Elizabeth’s, provide a written statement from the Ministry of
Health in the country of most recent legal permanent residence
that attest to the need for physicians trained in the exchange
visitor’s specialty and that verifies that the exchange visitor
has filed written assurance that he/she will return to the
county upon completion of training. The duration of
participation for the exchange visitor at St. Elizabeth’s is for
the time required to meet the educational requirements for
certification by an American specialty board that has been
recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Duration of participation is further limited to a maximum of 7
H-1B:To be eligible for this type visa at St. Elizabeth’s, the
applicant must have passed all three steps of the USMLE
examinations at the time the contract is offered. Applicants
must hold a license in Massachusetts to practice medicine
(limited or full), hold a valid ECFMG Certificate and contract
for a specific training program at St.
Elizabeth’s. The Office of Graduate Medical
Education will file the H-1B petition on behalf of the
international medical graduate via the Office of International
Affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine. An
H-1B visa obtained for a particular program may be used only for
that program and is not transferable to another institution or
program. The total amount of continuous time permitted in
H1-B classification is 6 years, no extensions are
permitted. An absence from the United States of 1 year or
more restarts the 6-year period.
Paul J. Hesketh, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology and
Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program